Saturday, April 26, 2014

Lots of Challenges

I'm addicted - plain and simple. I adore this hobby and I absolutely can.not stop stamping! :)

I went crazy last pm and stamped till midnight -- today I am entering my cards into some challenges that inspired me;

Simon Says Wednesday - CAS card

Once again, I followed a Jennifer McGuire's technique; glittered die cut .  I used Memory Box Twirled Heart and glitter - the sentiment is from Hero Arts, Holiday Sayings.

I made a second card to finally use my new Hero Arts set; Love Jar.  I have had this set for weeks and finally opened it and used it!

A while back I won a package of goodies from Simon Says.  I love that I was able to use all these images - definitely inspired by the CASE card!  

Time Out Challenge; CASE Virginia Lu

While the Team CASE'd a particular card, I popped over to Flickr and looked at Virgina's amazing gallery.  This card really inspired me;

I broke down and purchased [like a lot of stuff] from Papertrey Ink.  I love these fun circle flowers from Circle Scribbles along with the die tag. I really like the $5 stamps PTI offers.  I feel I am actually getting fun images/sentiments at an awesome price.  The Wonderful Words, Birthday and birthday die are a prime example of this.
I water colored the flowers [Virginia is big on water coloring] and I love the glassine bag idea to hold the tag.  I tried her tutorial from her card, but I couldn't get it to work - I still used Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks, Alcohol Blending Solution and I pounced on the colors - I am happy with the end result.
This was a super fun challenge - thanks girls, and thanks Virginia for having a fabulous gallery to CASE.

Well, never mind - apparently we were to CASE that particular card. Shoot.  Oh well I'm staying with my CASE - I like it.

Fusion Card Challenge; super fun chevrons!
I went with both the sketch and inspiration using MFT Chevron dies, along with STAMPlorations May release, Thank You. I am literal at times, but ya know, sometimes it just works!

Thanks for hanging in there with me today - I know overwhelming, but I do like to share with all of you, [along with playing in the challenges of course] ;)

Thanks for stopping by~


Desire Fourie said...

A stunning series of cards each with its own unique character.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Betty Wright said...

WOW! All are amazing, Vicki! I see you have the PTI Scribbles...on my wishlist! Great suite of cards!

Lisa Kind said...

You did all these in one night? You are my stamping hero! Everyone is fabulous! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play in our challenge! And it's totally ok that you cased a different card cause it's beautiful!

Virginia Lu said...

I hear you about being addicted and can not stop least there are many just like you :) I love your rendition of my card with the glassine envelope! The colors and design are spec-TAG-ular! Well done on the inking and layering! I hope that you can try playing over Time Out Challenge. Thanks so much for telling me about your take! Enjoy your weekend, Vicki!

Deborah Frings said...

You're on a roll! Fabulous cards and all so bright and beautiful!

Julia Aston said...

You go girl! I've had nights like that when I get inspired from one thing to another and can't get them stamped fast enough to move on to the next! then other days I sit there and nothing works! What great designs on all of these - your Fusion card is so bright - perfect with the chevrons!

Michelle said...

Oh my goodness, Vicki! I think you really did go crazy! So many great cards! :-) I like a literal interpretation, and yours is awesome! Thanks for joining us at Fusion.

Alrik Gerlach said...

Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

Lee-Anne said...

Wow! What a lot of fabulous designs, Vicki! I've been eyeing some of the PTI stuff you wish list is getting longer! Thanks, I think???

Jeanne J said...

Wow you are a busy girl Vicki! One common thread is your cards all have a punch of color. I love the CAS glittery hearts, that amazing mason jar with all the layers of stamping, the fun collage look of the balloon, watercolor looking tag, and bright striped chevrons. You've got great style!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Yes, yes you are busy!!! LOVELY take on the FUSION this time, thanks so much for coming to visit and join us at FUSION, we love seeing your work!!!!

Petra Swart said...

You HAVE been busy, hey!!! All of these cards are so unique and beautiful, but if I had to pick a fave I'll go for the hot air balloon one!! I love your choice of dp and all the detail put together so nicely.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Vickie, they are all lovely.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Sindhu said...

WOW Vicki! I can't pick a favorite from all those wonderful cards! The card you made for Fusion is gorgeous and brought a smile on my face! Love your take on the challenge!

Thanks for playing with us at fusion! :)

Janet Perafan-Babar said...

Fun cards! Saw your card on the Fusion link ups. Love your take on their challenge!

Susan Sieracki said...

Wow, what a fantastic day you must have had making all these gorgeous cards. Seriously, each one is prettier than the last. Love the glittered hearts card the most!!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Great take on the challenge V! You made it CAS and hit the nail on the head. Thanks for playing with us at FUSION!


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